Hearing in Abrar murder case deferred again

Dhaka, Monday   06 April 2020


Hearing in Abrar murder case deferred again

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:38 PM, 17 February 2020   Updated: 12:39 PM, 17 February 2020

Abrar Fahad

Abrar Fahad

A Dhaka court on Monday deferred the charge framing hearing against 25 students of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) for killing fellow student Abrar Fahad. 

Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge KM Imrul Qayes deferred the charge framing hearing on March 18. 

The court said the case was scheduled to transfer to the speedy trial tribunal for quick disposal. However, the gazette notification from the ministry of home affairs in this regard is yet to be published. Later, the court set the new date for the next hearing. 

Earlier on January 21, the court fixed January 30 to frame the charge hearing in the murder case.

Eight of the 25 suspects confessed to the court that they were involved with torturing Abrar. A total of 31 prosecution witnesses were mentioned on the charge sheet.

The trial on January 13 was shifted to the Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge's Court from Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court.

The investigators found involvement of 22 students through the CCTV footage, while the rest three were named by the corroborative evidences and reported confessions.

Abrar Fahad, 21, a second-year student of Electric and Electronic Engineering, was beaten to death on October 6 midnight at the university's Sher-e-Bangla Hall. 

Abrar’s father Barkat Ullah filed the murder case at Chawkbazar police station against 19 people. On November 13, police submitted a charge sheet against 25 students of BUET in a case filed over Abrar’s murder.